Bio

"...the kind of intoxicating indie-folk voice that instantly draws listeners into smartly arranged songs with haunting melodies..."
- Local Spins

Singer/Songwriter Lilly MacPhee writes songs that are intimate, yearning, and ethereal. Her extraordinary voice will remind you of Dolores O'Riordan of The Cranberries. Her original songs received praise from the prestigious International Songwriting Competition as well as the Great American Song Contest. Her music has found an audience on radio stations such as 93.9 The River, Ann Arbors 107one, and 101.9 WDET. MacPhee has been the support act for international touring artists, Joe Robinson and The Longest Johns. She recently performed at notable venues and festivals like Wildwood Amphitheater, The Michigan Theatre, 20 Front Street, and Burns Night Scottish Festival; as well as performed for charity events sponsored by Make A Wish Foundation and Miles For Medics. She was selected by Taylor Guitars as "Taylor Player of the Week" in 2016. Touching the hearts of fans spanning from Detroit, Michigan to Dublin, Ireland with soothing vocals, delicate melodies, and poetic lyrics - Lilly MacPhee's songs will warm your heart.

Press

WDET 101.9: Culture Shift - Homegrown & New - Interview
hosted by: Rob Reinhart

"You craft an emotionally expressive theme with the words you use, and the warmly engaging musical aspect perfectly completes the idea."
- Great American Song Contest 2021

"Hearing the evolution of this young Detroit songwriter is a joy. And it's happening before our eyes right now!"
- Rob Reinhart
Executive Producer, Acoustic Cafe
Host/Producer, Essential Music (WDET)


"...the kind of intoxicating indie-folk voice that instantly draws listeners into smartly arranged songs with haunting melodies..."
- John Sinkevics
Local Spins


"Lilly MacPhee weaves beautiful indie folk throughout her latest EP, 'Notes,'..."
- Lori Stratton
The Stratton Setlist


"Beautiful"
- Amy MacDonald, Scottish Singer/Songwriter
(commented on my cover video of her song "This is the Life" via Twitter).


"There is so much beauty in the music of Lilly MacPhee. She finds a way to delicately reach inside you, touch your heart (sometimes with a soft touch, sometimes to rip it out) and leave you wanting more. The lyrics, the voice, Lilly is the total package."
- John Bommarito
Host of Acoustic Alternatives


A Deeper Understanding - Lilly MacPhee Digs Beneath the Surface on 'Between the Lines' EP - https://strattonsetlist.com/2022/03/04/lilly-macphee-between-the-lines-ep/

Wash Over – Lilly MacPhee Provides Comforting Relief on ‘Waves’ Single -
https://strattonsetlist.com/2021/10/02/lilly-macphee-waves-single/

Warm Embrace – Lilly MacPhee Releases Poignant New ‘Notes’ EP Today -
https://strattonsetlist.com/2020/02/28/lilly-macphee-notes-ep/

Album Review by: Local Spins -
https://localspins.com/album-reviews-dennie-middleton-stepladders-moto-via-mardot-lilly-macphee-local-spins/

Music Monday: This singer-songwriter will help you write your own song -
https://www.clickondetroit.com/live-in-the-d/2020/08/03/music-monday-this-singer-songwriter-will-help-you-write-your-own-song/

Music Monday: Lilly MacPhee dazzles with her song 'Away' -
https://www.clickondetroit.com/live-in-the-d/2019/04/29/music-monday-lilly-macphee-dazzles-with-her-song-away/